The United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership
the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations,
is pleased to invite you to
“From Forgotten Memory to Nascent Remembrance:
Holocaust History and Education in Russia Today”
Thursday, 8 November 2012
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Conference Room 7, Temporary North Lawn Building (UNHQ NY)
Holocaust Memorial in Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo), near St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme organized a discussion on the history of the Holocaust in the German-occupied territories of former Soviet Union during World War II and how Holocaust education was evolving today in Russia. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, scholars have been able to access people and archival materials. Historians have raised awareness of “unknown pages” in the history these territories and are working with various institutions to build public discourse on the subject. Emphasis in the discussion was also made on the efforts by Russia to counter attempts aimed at rewriting history and glorifying the Nazi regime and ideology.
- Opening remarks by Ramu Damodaran, Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information's Outreach Division
- A statement by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations
- A conversation with Professor Ilya Altman, a Russian historian, a founder and cochairman of the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Centre in Moscow.